|2 years 11 weeks ago||No worries, Marley. Overly||
No worries, Marley. Overly wishful thinking on my part.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||When I saw the title for this||
When I saw the title for this post, I thought TomVH had come back to mgoblog (especially with the news that Brandon Brown has left).
I'm sad now.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||No worries at all. It is an||
No worries at all. It is an interesting analysis to see players who left their home states. The Indiana players are especially intriguing to me since IU and Purdue both missed the NIT this year.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Caris?||
|2 years 35 weeks ago||This is sort of a misleading||
This is sort of a misleading title. This rule change should not have much of an effect on hurry up offenses. The fastest offenses still take 18 seconds between each play. This would have them snapping at around the 22 second mark on the play clock.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||In former Michigan hockey||
In former Michigan hockey player news, Jacob Trouba had two goals tonight, including the game winner in OT. It would have been great to see him still at Michigan this year, but I'm glad he's having success in the NHL.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||OP's post actually pushed||
OP's post actually pushed yesterday's thread off the front page.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||I'll give them $10 if I am||
I'll give them $10 if I am allowed to yell at the owners for not being financially and logistically prepared to move locations.
You know, since they did the same thing to customers who weren't prepared to order food.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||We joked about his long||
We joked about his long decision making process a few years ago, but I really wish we had him now.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||I feel bad for Dwyer. His||
I feel bad for Dwyer. His teammates let him down in his first game action of his career.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||I believe Gant was moved to||
I believe Gant was moved to SAM, not Clark.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||ANDREW COPP!!!||
|2 years 47 weeks ago||What top coach is going to||
What top coach is going to come to a school where they fire a coach who goes to a bowl game in all three years as head coach?
|2 years 47 weeks ago||I don't think the Bobcats can||
I don't think the Bobcats can pull him from Michigan.
Edit: Original thread title was "Shaun Crawford offered by ohio" before the OP added " st." to the end of it.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||He resigned from Mizzou at||
He resigned from Mizzou at the end of last season because his offense performed poorly.
He ended up at Wazzou with Mike Leach as an inside receivers coach.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||To the people suggesting Scot||
To the people suggesting Scot Loeffler, look at what he's done since he left Michigan in 2007. His offense this year is worse than Borges'. For real.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||I don't think the vocal mob||
I don't think the vocal mob is indicative of the overall board readership. I think most lurkers want to stay-the-course, but the self-moderation feature most lurkers used to contribute their viewpoint is now gone.
And I would wager that # of lurkers > # of posters.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||Some summary stats of the||
Some summary stats of the plays in this thread so far:
65% pass vs. 32% run vs. 3% punt.
If pass, 70% deep vs. 30% short (screens included in short).
If pass, 45% play action vs. 55% no play action (or play action not indicated).
Looks like most want to chuck it deep to get some breathing room for running the ball.
EDIT: This was through russale2012's post.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||http://www.mden.com/shopping/|
|2 years 51 weeks ago||If you never miss a home||
If you never miss a home game, then why are you going to miss watching an away game?
|3 years 2 days ago||Great win. Good series.||
Great win. Good series.
|3 years 3 days ago||The combination of terrible||
The combination of terrible officiating and Nagelvoort going in for Racine made this tie feel like a win.
Nagelvoort looked really good in limited action. Great save on the penalty shot.
|3 years 3 days ago||Fox College Sports -||
Fox College Sports - Atlantic. It's 722 if you have Comcast in Ann Arbor.
|3 years 6 days ago||This person asked a simple||
This person asked a simple question, and he/she needs a legitimate answer, yet most of the responses are weak attempts at jokes and some of them border on being downright rude.
I cannot wait for a moderation system to come back.
I, unfortunately, do not know the answer to your question as I have only sat in the student section, and the student section stands the entire game.
|3 years 1 week ago||(No subject)||
|3 years 1 week ago||Brady Hoke's cowardness lost||
Brady Hoke's cowardness lost that game.
|3 years 1 week ago||It's free on tbs.com.||
It's free on tbs.com. (At least, it is for me on Comcast. I'm not sure if it varies by ISP.)
|3 years 1 week ago||Fister is off today.||
Fister is off today.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||That Jake Ryan play is||
That Jake Ryan play is exhibit A of why I don't want him to rush back into action. I would much rather have a 100% Jake Ryan next year rather than bringing him back at less than 100% for the end of this season. I am probably in the minority about this though.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Shocking because 3rd is too||
Shocking because 3rd is too low or too high? Based on how we played last year, 3rd sounds about right to me.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||I wish the voting system was||
I wish the voting system was back in place because this is an excellent post.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||I know I'm on a Michigan||
I know I'm on a Michigan blog, but the bias in this thread is ridiculous. If Devin keeps up this pace, he should absolutely go to the NFL after this season. Think about this:
1) Devin already has his degree. This will not keep him in Ann Arbor. I know he loves his teammates and the University, but with Gallon, Lewan and Schofield all graduating, he might feel it is his time to go as well (although I hope not).
2) If he stays healthy, he will have 17 (hopefully 18) starts under his belt. Now that our offense mirrors many current NFL offenses, he will have enough experience to warrant being a first round pick.
3) His physical tools are phenomenal. Tall, mobile, accurate. He needs to work on footwork and arm strength, but those can be improved through hard work. He has the genetics needed to be a star QB.
4) His mental tools are also outstanding. Devin is a really bright guy. He already has command of the playbook, and I believe he has free reign to audible when he wants. There might not be much more for him to learn with another year going against defenses like Akron and Indiana.
If Devin's draft stock is high enough, he should strike while the iron is hot. We've seen what can happen when you stay that extra year after having a great one (Leinart lost millions when he passed up leaving to take ballroom dancing; Matt Barkley and Landry Jones come to mind as recent QBs who stayed one year too long). I would love nothing more to get another year of Devin Gardner, but I'm preparing for him to leave after this year. And I will be very happy for him if he finds himself in that situation.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Regarding the VLOOKUP error,||
Regarding the VLOOKUP error, I highly recommend INDEX MATCH instead of VLOOKUP. INDEX MATCH is much more flexible (which might have helped with the error) and slightly quicker than VLOOKUP. It's syntax isn't as intuitive, but it's worth learning.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Limited data on the former||
Limited data on the former can be found here.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Thank you for the source.||
Thank you for the source.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||I would be interested in||
I would be interested in looking at those student ticket turnstile numbers. Do you have a source for that information?
|3 years 36 weeks ago||WOOOOOOOO!||
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Proud to be a Van Hoosen||
Proud to be a Van Hoosen Viking alum today.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||I disagree with the statement||
I disagree with the statement that wind was not a factor. There was a pretty steady breeze from north to south. It was the reason Gibbons hit the crossbar on his missed field goal.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||1-1 draw against AFC||
1-1 draw against AFC Cleveland:
|4 years 24 weeks ago||College students who use||
College students who use adderall think 9 of every 10 college students use adderall. The actual percentage is probably somewhere around 20% to 30%, varying on the campus.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||He scored 27 points and 7||
He scored 27 points and 7 rebounds against a Baylor team that made the Elite Eight. It could be argued that Baylor was one of the most athletic teams in the NCAA this season. Granted, it was an off-season game so I doubt the effort level of Baylor's defense was high, but Stauskas has shown that he can play against athletic NCAA teams.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Thank you for making this||
Thank you for making this app. It is much better than using the browser to read mgoblog.
However, I have one small gripe. Is there any way the comments can be listed from oldest to newest? Currently, I scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to the oldest comments and then read upwards. This doesn't have to be the default setting, but the option to switch to it would be nice. This might be your "revamped comment layout" but if not, it would be great to have.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||I went to Rochester Adams.||
I went to Rochester Adams. We destroyed the De La Salle football team 34-6 in the 2007 playoffs. The De La Salle student section did not cheer "We've got futures!" at us.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||It seems as though Ted||
It seems as though Ted Valentine has been all over NCAA basketball this year: http://statsheet.com/mcb/referees/ted-valentine/conferences. I do not know how StatSheet tracks inter-conference matchups, but he has refereed games of teams in 8 different conferences this season.
Edit: Slow on the draw. Move along.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Sample sizes and all, but||
Sample sizes and all, but Doug Fister was 8-1 with a 1.79 ERA and a 2.75 xFIP in 11 appearances for the Tigers last season (not including post season). That hardly seems suspect to me.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||I thought you meant Dylan||
I thought you meant Dylan (the primary news poster) over at UMHoops.com was racist. This is clearly not that, but I would still advise a slightly different thread title.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||It seems to me that we don't||
It seems to me that we don't communicate well (except Novak) and don't get into good defensive positions (except Novak). We've been straight up lazy so far.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Why don't we play defense?||
Why don't we play defense?
|4 years 46 weeks ago||Calm down everyone. The BCS||
Calm down everyone. The BCS drops the highest and lowest computer rankings for each team. Even last week Sagarin had us much lower than the rest of the computers (http://espn.go.com/college-football/bcs). His ranking will, most likely, not have a direct influence our computer average.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Could you please give some||
Could you please give some context to the situaiton?
|5 years 1 week ago||He is their primary kick||
He is their primary kick returner. With our poor kick coverage, many are fearing he will return one for a touchdown against us. This is why there are so many Nick Hill references.
|5 years 1 week ago||Came here to say the same||
Came here to say the same thing. Very different football programs. Rochester Adams has made the playoffs every year the past 11 years. Rochester has only made the playoffs once in the same time period.
|5 years 1 week ago||http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/s||
Cam Gordon is listed above Jake Ryan in last week's depth chart.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||A&M lost against LSU in the||
A&M lost against LSU in the Cotton Bowl 41-24.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||I'm not slow, I'm Denarded is||
I'm not slow, I'm Denarded is awful.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Just tried it out. I did not||
Just tried it out. I did not feel much of a difference in gameplay. Shots seemed easier to aim and the boards were not acting as suction cups, but other than that it felt just like NHL 11 (which I am okay with, I loved NHL 11).
|5 years 8 weeks ago||I sat in that exact||
I sat in that exact section/row combo my freshman year. Here is a photo of the view from your seats (not zoomed at all). I really enjoyed them because I could see the plays developing. I was lower down last year, but in Section 28. I didn't enjoy it as much because I was more in the corner.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||I wouldn't be surprised to||
I wouldn't be surprised to see a similar setup to what they did for SportsNation last fall.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||Echoing this response. My||
Echoing this response. My family has moved away from Rochester Hills, but last time I was there (a year ago), it was not open to the public.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||What is an apparent reason to||
What is an apparent reason to change your jersey?
|5 years 16 weeks ago||I think people on this site||
I think people on this site care way too much about what is OT and what isn't OT.
|5 years 19 weeks ago||Me too||
Got this today as well when logging onto mgoblog at work. The IT guy wasn't too happy with me.
|5 years 19 weeks ago||Follow the Sam Presti model.||
Follow the Sam Presti model.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||I don't agree. Give Rasheed||
I don't agree. Give Rasheed Wallace to Rick Carlisle in the playoffs, and he would have won the championship too. Carlisle probably would have won the championship again in 2005, instead of flirting with Cleveland during the playoffs like Larry Brown did.
Also, please use sentences. I had to read your comment three times to understand what you were saying.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Time for Joe-Cho Cinco to||
Time for Joe-Cho Cinco to step up.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Burnt Orange Nation, while||
Burnt Orange Nation, while not as amazing as mgoblog, is a pretty dang good blog. As a well-respected university with a huge student body, this isn't too surprising. The past two years they dissected their incoming class by the numbers, and the results are pretty interesting. I encourage everyone to follow the links below to glance at the statistics, but I pulled the ones most relavant to this discussion:
2010 Commit Rate: 25 commits / 34 offers = 73.5%
2011 Commit Rate: 22 commits / 31 offers = 71.0%
Pretty sure Texas wins this discussion.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||I would have liked a more||
I would have liked a more directed question about Darius Morris' departure and how that will impact the team (from both a leadership and a basketball philosophy point of view), but it was still an interesting read.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Greg Robinson's defense held||
Greg Robinson's defense held Western to 7 points. I'm waiting much longer until I claim Mattison the best hire ever.
But he's been pretty damn good so far.
|5 years 26 weeks ago||http://www.ea.com/ncaa-footba|
|5 years 28 weeks ago||Great job by Jack and Joe. I||
Great job by Jack and Joe. I know they've been working hard on these songs, and it shows.
|5 years 31 weeks ago||Agree in theory, but...||
While I agree with you in theory, there is no reason why these kids shouldn't do better on the Wonderlic. These athletes know they have to take this test at the combine. It's not sprung on them by surprise. Put in 30 minutes a day from the end of the season until the combine practicing Wonderlic questions, and you can easily score more than 15 out of 50 on the test. It's pathetic that they score single digits.
|5 years 31 weeks ago||The title of my group with my||
The title of my group with my Michigan State friends: "Get the ___ Off My Court." I thought it was appropriate.
|5 years 33 weeks ago||I was expecting university||
I was expecting university bankrolled cocaine and hooker binges for recruits, along with six-figure signing bonuses. If this is the major bust on a top 12 team, it's underwhelming to say the least.
|5 years 35 weeks ago||Jack and Joe did a great job||
Jack and Joe did a great job with this song.
SteelCityMafia, I second the awesomeness of Rochester Adams as I'm a 2009 graduate.
|5 years 36 weeks ago||He went to Rochester Adams||
He went to Rochester Adams High School in Rochester Hills, MI until last year I believe. His name appears in a few game summaries at adamsfootball.com from 2009 (his sophomore year).
|5 years 39 weeks ago||The current Superfan is the||
The current Superfan is the man. His name is Will and I know him well. He has supported the University through thick and thin (unlike the original Superfan). Will goes to all the football and basketball games. He's a really nice guy too.
|5 years 40 weeks ago||He's gone.||
|5 years 40 weeks ago||It's about time this fan base||
It's about time this fan base got a taste of reality.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||You're putting way too much||
You're putting way too much on Mary Sue Coleman here. She would eliminate our athletic department if it didn't turn a profit for the University. I don't think she cares who the next coach is. As for Dave Brandon, we have no idea how well he is with personnel decisions because he hasn't been at UofM long enough. Quite frankly, I don't agree with him treating the athletic department as business (and this is coming from a Ross student). He's been underwhelming so far to me.
And I disagree that they have more to lose. Brandon is still the Chairman of Dominoes' Board of Directors. He has cushy landing spots. As for Coleman, a bad head coach hire will not hurt her position at this University whatsoever. As long as she still raises enough money, she's here until she wants to leave.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||It's ridiculous that Les||
It's ridiculous that Les Miles supporters want Dave Brandon to babysit our new coach because he might sign too many players. That's awful. Plus, Big Ten recruiting still allows 27 commits per class. 27*4 > 85.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||If it makes anyone feel||
If it makes anyone feel better, sources tell me that Jack Kennedy tears it up as the scout team QB every week. Of course, he's tearing up our awful defense, but he's a smart kid who I would feel fine with playing instead of burning DG's medical redshirt.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Consider yourself lucky. I||
Consider yourself lucky. I still haven't left school for this semester. Thanks Michigan.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Unfortunately, if your ISP||
Unfortunately, if your ISP doesn't support ESPN3 on your computer, it won't support it for your Xbox either. (At least, that is how it's been for me.)
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Everyone has bad games. He||
Everyone has bad games. He lit up my high school for 42 points when he was a sophomore, and we had some very solid defenders.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Can you explain more? I||
Can you explain more? I obviously wasn't at the game, but the final score was 37-27. With a 10 point difference, one play couldn't have decided it. From a purely mathematical standpoint, you need two. The only situation I can think of in this situation would be Brother Rice fumbling in the red zone and Harrison returning it for a TD.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Section 28, Row 78. I had no||
Section 28, Row 78. I had no problems. Saw all of the goals rip the net. Only had issues with action close to the nearside boards, but that's a problem at every hockey venue, not just football stadiums. Awesome afternoon.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||The Giants did not bring||
The Giants did not bring their "cold gear" with them to Minnesota because they expected to be playing indoors.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||I thought he was one of best||
I thought he was one of the best kickers (if not the best) during the spring game. I would love for him to kick in the Gator Bowl, but I would also understand if he wanted to focus his time on preparing for the MLS Draft.
Video for those who want to see him kicking a football: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haRvdLkF0b0
|5 years 45 weeks ago||He's not in a public school,||
He's not in a public school, which probably holds him back in the Rivals rankings so much. In the state of Texas, only 1 player in their top 50 attends a private school according to a quick scan I just did.
So the answer to your question is that he's not in the most competitive division in the state, but I believe he is in the highest private school division.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||He's back on our commit list||
He's back on our commit list as a "Soft Verbal."
|5 years 47 weeks ago||Georgia absolutely thrashed||
Georgia absolutely thrashed them in 2005 (48-13), and Washington beat them by two TDs with a team that finished at 4-9 in 2007.
The Fiesta Bowl really did college football an injustice by not selecting a team like Iowa or Florida last year instead of both Boise State and TCU. I hope their ticket sales and TV ratings flopped due to that decision.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||While I agree with you, other||
While I agree with you, other states have just as many state champions per population.
I don't see anyone beating FH Harrison. They haven't been stopped all year.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||Lake Orion is good||
Lake Orion is good competition to see Beyer against. They are well coached and won't make too many mental mistakes. I'm actually surprised at how well the east has done this year in the state playoffs. Usually the west side of the state dominates Divisions I & II.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||Barring injury, I'm fairly||
Barring injury, I'm fairly certain we will see Denard and Tate on the field at the same time in this game. I know that the team has practiced these types of plays during the season, but they never had the right timing to bring it out. This is the week.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||He's going to Iowa. Last||
He's going to Iowa. Last time I checked, they weren't in the MAC.
|5 years 48 weeks ago||What proof do you have that||
What proof do you have that Stanford would kick the shit out of Wisconsin? The one common opponent the two schools have is Arizona State. Wisconsin beat them by 1 and Stanford beat them by 4. That hardly seems like enough evidence to proclaim a "shit kicking." To me, Stanford and Wisconsin are the best one-loss teams in the country and I'd love to see them play in the Rose Bowl. I think it would be a close game.
|5 years 48 weeks ago||Manning retired.||
|5 years 49 weeks ago||The computers do not use||
The computers do not use margin of victory to determine their rankings. The BCS does not allow it because of this exact situation. However, both Sagarin and Massey (two computer poll administrators) say that they do not agree with this, so they determine MOV-free BCS rankings and then their true rankings with MOV included. That 83 points will solely influence human voters and have no impact on the computers.
For the record, I hate the BCS too, but this is not something you can pin on them.
Edit: I'm slow on the response too. But here are links to those two computer polls and you can see two different rankings (one with MOV, one without it).
|5 years 49 weeks ago||Penn State's offense was||
Penn State's offense was pretty horrendous before we made them look All-Big Ten worthy. I think this is progress.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||It's shocking how soon people||
It's shocking how soon people forget about Manny Harris.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||Roughly $5,500 to $7,000 per||
Roughly $5,500 to $7,000 per term (semester).
|5 years 50 weeks ago||While I agree with most||
While I agree with most people that Avery had a good game yesterday, and I think he will be a great corner here, he had two awful plays yesterday. I'm not a coach, but I believe that both of the wide-open half back wheel routes ended in his zone, and Avery wasn't there to stop them. He got sucked to the middle of the field on deep posts when he had help there (Vinopal) and left his zone open for two touchdowns.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||You're saying this because||
You're saying this because he's black and undersized. You think he's not smart enough to run a real playbook and too small to play in a pro-system.
Look at his passing numbers (65% completion percentage, 1509 yards, 10 TD, 5 INT), they're good. And don't tell me he can't throw the ball downfield, because his DSR has been over 60% in every game this year. Do you watch any other spread rushing offenses? Denard is the prototypical spread QB, and would probably be a good pro-style QB, but your underlying biases are killing what your own eyes see on Saturdays. If Denard was white, no one would be theorizing who would be our QB under a new coach.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||It was||
It was Kiper.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||I'm curious. Why does the||
I'm curious. Why does the University deserve better?
|5 years 51 weeks ago||Are we all mad about last||
Are we all mad about last night? Yes. Do we all want the team to do better? Absolutely. Should some changes be made on the coaching staff? Probably.
Do we deserve any better than this? No. Michigan fans need to look into the philosophy of desert before we start commanding better football. Ask for accountability but don't ask for it because you deserve better. Go bust your ass on the practice field if you think you deserve better.
Sometimes my fellow "Michigan Men" sicken me.
|5 years 51 weeks ago||Only one of them counts for||
Only one of them counts for bowl eligibility.
Edit: Got in right after the edit.
|5 years 51 weeks ago||Kirk Cousins had pretty damn||
Kirk Cousins had pretty damn good high school grades. Just because people are intelligent, it doesn't always mean they go to the most challenging university. Granted, I don't think we recruited Cousins, but he had the grades to get into UofM without football.
|5 years 51 weeks ago||Landrigan's last meal||
That is a fantastic last meal. Too bad his life decisions aren't as good as his food decisions.
|5 years 51 weeks ago||I'm on the opposite end of||
I'm on the opposite end of the spectrum as the OP. Usually, in cases where a player takes cash, every party but the player gets dinged for it (school on probation or worse; alumni/fans get shamed for it; agent has credentials taken away; athlete usually receives empathy because of "his situation"). I would love for the NFL to step in and offer the NCAA punishments that the schools and NCAA aren't able to institute themselves.
However, with a labor dispute looming and more important issues being contested (length of season, fines/suspensions on hits, rookie salary slotting system, etc.), I don't see the NFL making any changes for this CBA.
|5 years 52 weeks ago||Thank you, and you're right.||
Thank you, and you're right. They are easily number two at ESPN in my book. No Matt Millen. No Mike Patrick. No Pam Ward. No Andre Ware. No Brent Musburger overzealousness. Sounds great to me.
|5 years 52 weeks ago||As long as I get it in HD, I||
As long as I get it in HD, I will be happy. Give me Ron Franklin and Ed Cunningham (the guys who called the Michigan-Iowa game) as the crew, I will be estatic. They are by far the best team ESPN has calling games.
|6 years 19 hours ago||Second intermission. 4-0 bad||
Second intermission. 4-0 bad guys. Not looking good.
|6 years 1 day ago||UCLA Uniforms||
Are these Adidas' new uniforms? I like everything about them (seem streamlined and clean) except for the size of the numbers. The numbers seem tiny to me.
|6 years 3 days ago||Leach told Adam James not to||
Leach told Adam James not to come to practice that day if he was not going to participate. James, being a smart-ass, showed up anyways with sunglasses on, but would not participate. James had already received medical treatment.
|6 years 1 week ago||The way you phrased your||
The way you phrased your post, it sounds as though you think one of Buffalo or Louisiana-Monroe is I-AA, which neither is (MAC and Sun Belt, respectively). I agree with your sentiment though. Please no I-AA schools.
|6 years 1 week ago||I would agree with the Kellen||
I would agree with the Kellen Moore sentiment, but the same argument could be used against Denard right now. The only top 50 defense he's played against kept him under 100 yards rushing and forced him into 3 INTs.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||It's always there. This is||
It's always there. This is the University's middle fingered response to the voters of Michigan for taking away affirmative action.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||This is true. The University||
This is true. The University feels it is their civil responsibility to have a student body of roughly 2/3 in-state students and 1/3 out-of-state students (this comes from someone high in the president's office, not just my own reasoning).
|6 years 2 weeks ago||If you go to Pioneer, you||
If you go to Pioneer, you will be fine. Top 20 public high schools in Michigan have great track records getting students in (Troy, Novi, Northville, Rochester Adams, Ann Arbor Huron/Pioneer, Forest Hills Central, East Grand Rapids, Okemos, Midland Dow, Saline, Bloomfield Hills schools, West Bloomfield, etc [sorry if I left off your top public high school in Michigan]).
|6 years 2 weeks ago||Most important advice: apply||
Most important advice: apply as early as possible.
If you're in-state, GPA and ACT are basically all that matters if you apply early (by early, I mean breaking down the door to your counselor's office September 6th, 2011). Obviously, don't write a terrible essays, but mediocre essays can get you in if you apply early. Your essays and your extra-curriculars become increasingly important the later you apply.
If you're out-of-state, everything matters. Make sure you are concise, yet powerful with your essays. Try not to go over the word limit by too much. And have at least one strong leadership post in high school if possible (pres/vp of a club or a team captain).
Also, UofM moved to the Common App this year. I don't know how that will influence the admissions department, so I would keep up with any people that you know who are applying this year to gauge the change due the Common App.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||I should have worded what I||
I should have worded what I said better, and I tried to clear that up with a post below, but nonetheless, I would hope playing Division 1 FBS football and having your coach be one bad season away from being fired is motivation enough.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||Use the reply button next||
Use the reply button next time.
And perhaps I worded that incorrectly, but I don't understand how people are picking Roundtree out of a receiving corp that, according to Brian, "chooses straws before the game" to determine who has a breakout performance. If you want to go by total yards, then Stonum should get it next year. If you want to go by best blocking, it's got to go to Odoms. If you're looking at big plays in clutch situations, Junior might have the edge after last week. If you want the guy who's been the most consistent this season and who has the best Donald Duck voice, Roundtree is your guy.
Braylon Edwards establishing a scholarship at UofM is a great thing. Reminding everyone that he was the man in college and griping about who should get the number 1 jersey was selfish and detrimental to Coach Rodriguez. Make the number 1 jersey just like every other jersey our players can choose, and stop putting it on a pedestal.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||Does anyone else think it's||
Does anyone else think it's ironic when we praise Denard, Coach Rodriguez and the athletic department for promoting "the team, the team, the team" aspect of our season, but then we turn around and want to single out one wide receiver to carry on a tradition of wearing number 1?
Just me? Okay then. Carry on degrading the rest of our wide receivers.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||I believe the third was to||
I believe the third was to T-Rob, but it really isn't that important. This offense was dangerously close to 56 points. I'm in no way complaining, 42 is enough to satisfy me, but we did leave some points on the field.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||I agree with you. There||
I agree with you. There shouldn't be 20 threads about defense. But I'm not a mod, so I don't get to decide.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||While all these stats are||
While all these stats are amazing, they don't all need their own thread. This could have easily been a comment in the three other stats threads in the past 24 hours.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||HARBAUGH'S DEFENSE SUCKS! 24||
HARBAUGH'S DEFENSE SUCKS! 24 IN THE FIRST HALF IS UNACCEPTABLE! FIRE THE GUY!
/acting like this site even when Michigan wins.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Agreed. Although I prefer||
Agreed. Although I prefer mine without the Adidas logo. These are great for the late season games.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||I also noticed this too. For||
I also noticed this too. For some reason, Illinois thinks we're one of their biggest rivals.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||This either means two things.||
This either means two things. Either we're in desperation mode for Dee, and we feel the only way to get him is by offering all of his buddies... or we know that the cat is in the bag, and we love Dr. Phillips and its players for it. I tend to think its the latter, and that Dr. Phillips is a loaded program with lots of great student athletes.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Hopefully he's ready to get||
Hopefully he's ready to get yelled at and eat a good, but extremely overrated burger.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||He was kicked out of||
He was kicked out of school.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Those close to the Orchard||
Those close to the Orchard Lake St. Mary's program believe that Siller was a much better quarterback than Robert Bolden, who is now starting at Penn State as a freshman. Siller is good.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||With BYU going independent, I||
With BYU going independent, I could see them taking on a Notre Dame-esque level in the media. ESPN has exclusive rights to BYU home games from 2011 to 2018, so they could also be driving this deal. BYU needs to fill out their schedule with a bunch of teams now that they have no conference.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Texas and Texas A&M have||
Texas and Texas A&M have never played each other in the Cotton Bowl (neither at the bowl itself nor at the stadium).
|6 years 3 weeks ago||You're reading way too much||
You're reading way too much into this. Enjoy the win and move on.
|6 years 4 weeks ago||You can now buy alcohol||
You can now buy alcohol within the city limits. However, even when you couldn't, I definitely wouldn't call Lubbock "dry." That's like saying there aren't liberals in Ann Arbor.
|6 years 4 weeks ago||Honestly, I thought the play||
Honestly, I thought the play clock gaffe was much worse live. After watching the video for 79th time, it really isn't a big enough disparity to get angry about no flag (unless I was a Notre Dame fan). Helluva play call.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||(No subject)||
Edit: I give up, I'm awful at putting in images.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||I don't know either of those||
I don't know either of those girls, but that's not the point, dude.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||You're a shallow jerk.||
You're a shallow jerk.
|6 years 6 weeks ago||I don't really understand why||
I don't really understand why the NFL allows the grabbing of hair to tackle. They don't allow facemasks or horse-collars because of the potential for injury (specifically to the head and neck). Grabbing someone's hair and jerking them down, causing intense neck pain, seems nearly equivalent to grabbing and turning someone's facemask. If the NFL takes the position of "cut your hair and you won't have that problem," then it seems awfully discriminatory towards cultures in which long hair is more common.
Not an answer to your question, but something that has always troubled me.
|6 years 6 weeks ago||Finally, someone in this||
Finally, someone in this thread who actually knows what he/she is talking about.
The fact that the line started at +4 and has moved to +3.5 shows that more people are betting on Michigan, but only by a small margin. If all of you really want Michigan to be the Vegas "favorite," you are more than welcome to bet as much as your heart desires so that the line moves drastically. The odds-makers only set the first line; anything after that is up to the the people who put their money where their mouths are and actually bet.
|6 years 6 weeks ago||Sounds fair enough to me. As||
Sounds fair enough to me. As long as you are willing to move them down if they don't perform as they should, then I'm fine with you ranking them number one this week. Good work.
|6 years 6 weeks ago||I'm okay with Boise State||
I'm okay with Boise State being number one for now because they beat the best team of anyone in the top 25, but I hope you will drop them as they get into their WAC schedule and start beating piss poor teams. Will you put Miami or Florida State above Boise State next week if they beat either Ohio State or Oklahoma, respectively? Because that is essentially what you are doing here by moving Boise State up 4 spots for beating your ninth ranked team.
|6 years 6 weeks ago||Dileo. mgoblue.com has his||
Dileo. mgoblue.com has his name as Drew Dileo, not DiLeo.
|6 years 6 weeks ago||We'll have to wait for the||
We'll have to wait for the UFR, but I think most of UConn's big pass plays were from their receivers finding holes in our zone coverage (this happens when you don't get enough pressure on the quarterback) rather than an error on any specific player. When these passes are completed, Kovacs is usually the first guy there for the tackle, thus most people (unfairly or not) put the blame on him. He's the secondary's scapegoat.
|6 years 7 weeks ago||I hope it is done like the||
I hope it is done like the Big 12 basketball schedule has been done. The "divisions" are only used for scheduling (2 vs. division, 1 vs. non-division), but they have no impact on the standings (everyone is together, no separation based on division).
|6 years 7 weeks ago||Not Quite True||
Your conference record is your conference record. There is no added weight to a loss whether they are in your division or not. A loss for Ohio State against Michigan is the same as a loss against someone in their own division. So you could knock Ohio State out of title game with a victory against them (Example: Ohio State and Wisconsin are both 7-1 going into the final weekend [assuming 9 conference games]; we beat Ohio State, and Wisconsin beats Iowa... Wisconsin in, Ohio State out.)
You do have a valid argument if we're going into tiebreakers though. In a tiebreaking situation, the division record will be a factor.
Edit: Yeah, I'm super slow. Sorry.
|6 years 8 weeks ago||I don't remember how early my||
I don't remember how early my parents got there, but they parked for free in the business school garage. I want to say they got there around 9 or 10am for a noon kickoff (it was the Purdue game).
|6 years 8 weeks ago||Just because the depth chart||
Just because the depth chart is "updated" doesn't mean the information that surrounds it is correct. This isn't breaking news, so you could have easily double checked the information before you posted. No reason to get all pissy at me because I pointed out that your post may be a little less than true.
|6 years 8 weeks ago||All of the years/classes are||
All of the years/classes are from last season. Don't overlook them.
|6 years 8 weeks ago||Don't you people have better||
Don't you people have better things to do than writing angry email upon angry email? Go do some volunteer work, or spend time with your kids (or spend time with your parents if you're a student headed back to Ann Arbor in a few days).
Life is fluid, people. Things change, for good and for bad. The Game will still be a huge rivalry no matter what damn time in the season it is. And if it falls apart because it moves to October, then what does it say about the rivalry in the first place?
Edit: this was posted from my phone, so my slow typing is why I didn't just +1 the previous post because they are largely in the same vain.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||I agree. Before I clicked on||
I agree. Before I clicked on the thread, I had already narrowed it down between Dearborn and Dearborn Fordson. Since Fordson has been pretty good lately (until they get to the playoffs and have to step up in competition [Lake Orion anyone?]), I would have been surprised if they didn't practice at night during Ramadan.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||I agree. Titles like these||
I agree. Titles like these drive me nuts. Being vague is bad in this case. It's like Coach Rod telling the offense to run up the middle, instead of giving them a play with everyone's assignments.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||This post getting negged (at||
This post getting negged (at the time of this comment, it is at -1) is why I think we should have transparency in voting. This was a post that added value. We wanted to know the slant of Dave Revsine's tweets, and Not a Blue Fan gave that to us. If you're negging him because he's an Ohio State fan, please go back to MLive. Not a Blue Fan's posts add value to this board, and despite our petty jokes about Ohio State, he actually seems like a smart guy (or girl). Don't run him (or her) off like we have to other opposing fans who added value.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||Those imaginary posters have||
Those imaginary posters have great avatars. First-class.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||I don't really know either.||
I don't really know either. Although if something quantifiable like the number of page views creates ad revenue, then perhaps a quantifiable number of posts also results in more cash for Brian (which I'm certainly not against). Someone previously asked if AJAX takes away page views (another question that I don't have an answer for), and if this is the case, then it wouldn't surprise me at all if the point change was entirely an economic decision. Brian and Tim have to eat too.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||Does Brian get any sort of||
Does Brian get any sort of monetary gain by a rise in posts? With votes now costing you points, users will be more willing to post back "I agree" (net gain of 1 point, rather than a net loss of -1 point for an up-vote). If his ad revenue is based on posts, he's been losing out on an easy revenue stream with a voting system that allows people to vote without posting. If this is the case, the fastest way to get rid of this new system is through "Beveled Guilt."
|6 years 10 weeks ago||While this seems like a good||
While this seems like a good idea in theory, there are some users that have a large amount of MGoPoints that I don't think should have the authority to hold so much power. Many users on this site have rapid gains in points by posting opinions they know will get up-voted, but these posts never have value other than affirming a previously stated opinion (which should have been recognized with a +1). Contrarians are few and far between on this site. I'm hoping this is why Brian is implementing this system.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||Usually love comes with||
Usually love comes with spelling someone's name right.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||Who is this Andrea Adelson||
Who is this Andrea Adelson character? Iowa at 4 (top 15 no doubt, but top 4?), Texas at 11 (defense is still stacked and Gilbert will be better than Colt) and South Carolina at 14 (got smoked by UConn in their bowl and are a perennial .500 team) do not make sense to me. I'd throw in Penn State too, but I feel like she can justify it more because of their track record.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||I couldn't care less when we||
I couldn't care less when we play Ohio State as long as we win.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||Should I be happy or mad that||
Should I be happy or mad that Junior Hemmingway was able to toss aside our biggest cornerback like a rag doll?
|6 years 10 weeks ago||The Early November "The Car||
The Early November "The Car In 20"
Thrice "Image of the Invisible"
The Classic Crime "Abracadavers"
Say Anything "People Like You Are Why People Like Me Exist"
Jimmy Eat World "Sweetness"
Brand New "Sink" (and the last 1:30 of "Vices")
Those some that I can think of off the top of my head.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||I've always been seeing||
I've always been seeing August 13th on this site. My apologies for the misinformation.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||He must be the only player in||
He must be the only player in the NFL who works hard. Clearly, the rest of the league doesn't spend enough time in the weight room.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||I guess they have no interest||
I guess they have no interest in talking to our head coach or new AD (they'll be with the NCAA in Seattle on August 13).
|6 years 11 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|6 years 11 weeks ago||This is the worst boycott||
This is the worst boycott I've ever seen. Why post this? Is this relevant to our team when we walk out of the tunnel on September 4th? By posting this, all you're doing is giving the Freep more clicks (print version be damned), and furthering their message/agenda to a wider audience. This isn't necessarily directed at you, blueheron, but to everyone who still decides to read the Freep, and then who posts a link that has nothing to do with the game that is played on the field.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||I agree that what LSU did in||
I agree that what LSU did in this situation is dishonorable. But if you make letters-of-intent binding for both parties (which I actually agree with, I'm just playing devil's advocate because this site needs more of it instead of every post patting each other on the back for free MGoPoints) then it eliminates grayshirting, which has been a legit practice for many programs who go about it the right way ("We really want you but we probably won't have space in this class, but if you grayshirt we can guarantee you a scholarship for the next class").
|6 years 11 weeks ago||I think this goes on more||
I think this goes on more than you think. I know for a fact that Texas Tech grayshirts (maybe this should be "grayshirted" now that Captain Leach is gone) one or two kids a year. However, from my understanding after reading Double T Nation, these high schoolers have always been told that a grayshirt was an eminent possibility if everyone else in the class qualified. They never told students to GTFO like Les Miles did.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||He still has a federal income||
He still has a federal income tax in Miami. No state income tax though.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Even ESPN usually isn't this||
Even ESPN usually isn't this late: http://www.mgoblog.com/mgoboard/ol-tony-posada-names-final-four
Not your fault, it's not like this was first page on the board.
EDIT: And I'm really slow.
DOUBLE EDIT: The original source is from ESPN, so disregard what I said about them being late. Apply it to myself instead.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||I agree that diseased was a||
I agree that diseased was a bad word to use, but I bet this will finally get Tate's attention. He's been treated with kid gloves because he was so good in the first four weeks of the season. He should have used his rehab from his injury as motivation for the players, not a catalyst for laziness.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Why shouldn't Woolfolk call||
Why shouldn't Woolfolk call Tate out in public? Clearly, RichRod and other members of the team have told Tate in private that he needs to mature. Then in the spring, OUR COACH, not just a player, called Tate out indirectly in public. If Tate still isn't going to off-season training sessions (even if they're not mandatory), then I'm glad a senior is calling him out. This isn't high school football anymore. He needs to grow up.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Judging by the amount of||
Judging by the amount of support for Denard this off-season (by sophomores [Roh] and seniors [T-Wolf] alike), I think Team Moxie may have one player on it. Everyone seems to love Denard, with no love for Tate. And these are the guys who see Denard and Tate throw everyday in skeleton drills, which we know the coaches cannot watch.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||You know, we could not post||
You know, we could not post it here. That would solve a lot of everyone's problems with the Freep, especially if so many of you are boycotting it. Just a thought.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Good retort. +1. I just||
Good retort. +1. I just think this is a rehash of the same thread we have on a weekly basis that talks about the divide in the fanbase and Rich Rodriguez having trouble implementing his system. I'm cranky; fall practice needs to start.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||If I heard the number of||
If I heard the number of sources incorrectly, then I apologize to you. I won't apologize to you for the name calling. It throws your credibility out of the window from the start, and it reflects poorly on this site that our members are unwilling to call people by their real names. It is no different than when Sparty or Buckeyes call our coach DickRod.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Cowherd said he spoke to one||
Cowherd said he spoke to one contact, I believe, not several. He [Colin, not the source] said he was a Rich Rodriguez fan and pointed out that the fan base was split 50/50. He did take one caller that was disparaging to the Rodriguez regime, but Cowherd himself gave our coach a fair shake. I think you're trying to drum up more controversy on this board, more than anything else.
And call him by his name, not a lame nickname that a five year-old can think of.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||The night my parents told me||
The night my parents told me I was moving to Michigan. After they told me, I turned on the TV to watch Tom Brady beat Alabama in overtime. Great game. First Michigan memory.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||Because my family moved out||
Because my family moved out of Michigan once I graduated high school, and I don't know anyone in this town.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||It's not a daily count but a||
It's not a daily count but a session count. You're allowed to have a set number of practice sessions before the season officially starts. Michigan will start August 10th, and we'll have a bunch of two-a-days. Teams in the SEC that have already started won't have as many (or any) two-a-day practices.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||The radio interview he had on||
The radio interview he had on the Herd was almost completely different. He talked about Michigan for a quarter of the interview and called RR "a great guy and a great coach" who's had a hard time implementing his system here (true statement). Seemed like a perfectly decent and nice dude. While he may be a jerk on tv, don't judge him and his team because of one interview.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||Please let her go to the NFL||
Please let her go to the NFL and away from the Big Ten. Pretty please with sugar on top.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||I want to neg you, but it's||
I want to neg you, but it's the truth. I can't neg the truth.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||Brian, this is the article||
Brian, this is the article you reference: http://www.detnews.com/article/20100302/SCHOOLS/3020372/As-U-M-hires-and-builds-up--MSU-cuts-back. Of course, because the newspaper is a dying medium and the people running it don't understand their own industry, the article is locked.
As for public vs. private, MSC came to one of my classes last semester and told us that going private was not an option. Whether this was the truth or rather what she has to say as the leader of a university that is currently public, I am not sure.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||Google is your||
Google is your friend.
"Happy New Year
|6 years 13 weeks ago||I wish I could do more than a||
I wish I could do more than a +1. Good luck to you, sir. You made convoluted NCAA rules clear to the masses. Thank you.
|6 years 13 weeks ago||My first summer outside of||
My first summer outside of Michigan in 10 years, and of course the weather goes nuts. I'm in New Jersey, and our summer has been rather quiet. No huge storms. Crappy luck for a guy who loves watching storms from my garage.
|6 years 13 weeks ago||I fully support your||
I fully support your nomination of John Anderson, but I can't do the same for Josh Elliot. He seems condescending and snobby. He also lets his personal beliefs (politics, upbringing, way of life) bleed too much into his coverage, which is what I try to avoid with my sports viewing.
|6 years 13 weeks ago||Best: Rece Davis and Karl||
Best: Rece Davis and Karl Ravech
Worst: John Kruk
|6 years 13 weeks ago||Of Anthony Thomas? I didn't||
Of Anthony Thomas? I didn't know he had a kid ten years younger than him.
|6 years 13 weeks ago||That's not on Heisman.||
That's not on Heisman. You're (you're and your aren't interchangeable, even though you think they are) probably doing Four Verticals on an easy setting, just to show off to an internet board (which, as chunkum leads on, probably indicates you're 12). I've played on Heisman exclusively for the past three NCAA games and have always found the game to be easy after a few games, but EA has drastically improved the AI to the point where I haven't been able to score any points in two games on the Heisman setting.
|6 years 13 weeks ago||You should know better than||
You should know better than this.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||B. The difference between||
B. The difference between 9-3 and 8-4 seems pretty negligible for me if we beat ND and MSU. Being an instate student, I'm tired of hearing my friends at Michigan State gloat over their victories. We can save the Ohio State beating for 2011 as we ride on into the Big 10 (12) championship game.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||It feels really small in||
It feels really small in comparison to the Big House. And some aspects of it seem cheap(feels like a high school stadium whereas the Big House feels more like a college powerhouse). Apart from that, I really don't have anything that I can knock them for. I was in the student section when we played them last year at Spartan Stadium, and while I got my fair share of crap for wearing Michigan gear in their student section (as I should), the students around me were generally respectful. Although you could tell from casual conversation that the average MSU student wasn't as intelligent as the average Michigan student.